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    The Essential Provisioner

    The Provisioner class is one of three profession choices for Crafters when they speak with a crafting trainer for their level 20 crafting certification.
    The Basics

    This is the profession that works with the Stove & Keg to create food and drink. Provisioners also make a variety of fun items such as illusion drinks and missile food.

    Equipment

    For all of your level 20 and higher Provisioner recipes, you will be working with the Stove & Keg. Mind you, you can still make all of the under-20 items for crafters and artisans on the appropriate equipment, but your main focus from here forward will be on cooking various delicious foods. Items Made

    Provisioners craft food and drink with a variety of different stat increases and with varying durations. The primary function of crafted foods is to increase your out of combat health and power regeneration by a considerable margin. On top of that you can craft food and drinks with stat increases. At first glance your cookbook will seem to contain a huge amount of foods and drink with the same stats. Every tier, however, has short (30 minutes) and long (5 hours 49 minutes) duration drinks and foods. The stat increases are predominantly sorted by: Food: a choice of increase to AGI and STA or STR and STA. Drinks: a choice of increase to WIS and STA or INT and STA. Item Progression

    Your recipes through a tier will generally progress towards longer durations and more stats. If you are particularly looking to craft 5 hour foods and drink look toward the end of a tier.


    Fuel Cost



    For Provisioners there is a small amount of extra work to calculate your exact production costs. The price of any kindling used is automatically reflected in the vendor price of a stack of food or drink. Not so with any other 'fuel' types such as Aerated Mineral Water, Sugar, Dough, Milk, Vanilla Beans, Cocoa and Cream Cheese. You will have to add their costs to the vendor amount to derive the full cost of production.
    Reaction Arts

    Your Provisioner reaction arts are called artistry. You gain new reaction arts automatically when you ding 20, 30, 40, 51, 61. (The odd numbers in tiers 6 and 7 were due to the levels being added during expansions.)

    The Resources

    Apart from foods gathered from food nodes, meat from animal dens and fish, you will find yourself using a large amount of roots. Do yourself a favor if you are specifically harvesting meat from dens; clear the wood nodes as well to spawn more dens. Happily bushes and roots share spawn table so that's a plum. Finally there are some T7 recipes which require body drops from mobs such as mountain giants, cockatrice, brutes, hornets, drachnids and more.
    The Rares

    Sorry, you are the unique crafter who doesn't use rares, at all, period. This has a bearing on the recipe books you get. See below.
    The Books

    The Provisioner essential books from levels 20-79 can be found on the crafting trainer NPCs, found outside the various crafting instances in Qeynos and Freeport starting zones, and in or near the crafting areas for other cities. You do not have any Advanced books like the other crafts. One might say your food is just that good. However, you will find that completing the quest line for the Trades Coordinators will reward you with Provisioner Mastery volumes. These contain recipes for food and drink with illusion effects and fun missiles (not harmful) of the edible variety (must have for food fights).
    Other details on recipe books can be found in Recipe Book Basics and Recipe Books - A More In-Depth Look.
    Quick Notes
    1. Harvesting your own resources makes a lot of sense, especially in the lower tiers. It keeps your costs down, and gives you a chance at valuable rares that you can either use for yourself, or sell to help fund your crafting addiction.
    2. Your largest amounts of tradeskill experience comes from making one pristine combine for every recipe. We tend to refer to this as "discovery xp."
    3. Just because you have hit level 20, don't mentally block out the fact that you still have level 11-19 crafting recipes and tier 2 resources. These can be a good source of additional tradeskill experience, as well as some lower-cost skillup options, due to the lesser fuel costs for tier 1.
    4. If you are in a guild, you will also want to look into tradeskill work orders, available once you hit crafting level 20 as a way to earn coin and guildstatus while crafting. More details can be found here.
    5. Those who own the Fallen Dynasty expansion, can quest for a 36-slot harvestables bag and a provisioner charm item that will increase your artistry skill and decrease your failure rates. More information can be found here.
    6. There are quests in many places that reward a cooking recipes. Mooshga outside the West Freeport Gate has an interesting recipe for... well Mooshga Mush. Enchanted Lands holds the secret to the famous Hopple's Applepie and somewhere in the dark recesses of Neriak a solitary darkelf holds the knowledge of the Chocolate Chip Cookies of Seething Malice.



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    I hope I haven't bungled it too badly. I'll check in on this for suggestions and corrections.

    - Aggie

  • #2
    Fabulous! Just a couple of things that I can think of to add:

    For the resources section, note that there are loams used here and there in the recipes as well. The T7 meat drops are only used in special faction recipes to craft special infusions and reductions (think of them as short term buffs for raids and the like.) Tier 9 will also use mob-dropped meats for non-stat power and health food and drink.

    A handy Provisioner reference is You Are What You Eat, which contains a tier-by-tier breakdown of crafted food and drink.

    ~Mum

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    • #3
      The Essential Provisioner

      The Provisioner class is one of three profession choices for Crafters when they speak with a crafting trainer for their level 20 crafting certification.

      The Basics


      This is the profession that works with the Stove & Keg to create food and drink. Provisioners also make a variety of fun items such as illusion drinks and missile food.

      Equipment

      For all of your level 20 and higher Provisioner recipes, you will be working with the Stove & Keg. Mind you, you can still make all of the under-20 items for crafters and artisans on the appropriate equipment, but your main focus from here forward will be on cooking various delicious foods.

      Items Made


      Provisioners craft food and drink with a variety of different stat increases and with varying durations. The primary function of crafted foods is to increase your out of combat health and power regeneration by a considerable margin. On top of that you can craft food and drinks with stat increases. At first glance your cookbook will seem to contain a huge amount of foods and drink with the same stats. Every tier, however, has short (30 minutes) and long (5 hours 49 minutes) duration drinks and foods. The stat increases are predominantly sorted by: Food: a choice of increase to AGI and STA or STR and STA. Drinks: a choice of increase to WIS and STA or INT and STA.

      Item Progression

      Your recipes through a tier will generally progress towards longer durations and more stats. If you are particularly looking to craft 5 hour foods and drink look toward the end of a tier.

      Fuel Cost

      For Provisioners there is a small amount of extra work to calculate your exact production costs. The price of any kindling used is automatically reflected in the vendor price of a stack of food or drink. Not so with any other 'fuel' types such as Aerated Mineral Water, Sugar, Dough, Milk, Vanilla Beans, Cocoa and Cream Cheese. You will have to add their costs to the vendor amount to derive the full cost of production.

      Reaction Arts

      Your Provisioner reaction arts are called artistry. You gain new reaction arts automatically when you ding 20, 30, 40, 51, 61. (The odd numbers in tiers 6 and 7 were due to the levels being added during expansions.)

      The Resources

      Apart from foods gathered from food nodes, meat from animal dens and fish, you will find yourself using a large amount of roots and, on occasion, loams. Do yourself a favor if you are specifically harvesting meat from dens; clear the wood nodes as well to spawn more dens. Happily bushes and roots share spawn table so that's a plum. Finally there are some T8 and T9 faction recipes which require body drops from mobs such as mountain giants, cockatrice, brutes, hornets, drachnids and more. These faction recipes tend towards non-stat power and health food and drink as well as special infusions and reductions (think of them as short term buffs for raids and the like).

      The Rares


      Sorry, you are the unique crafter who doesn't use rares, at all, period. This has a bearing on the recipe books you get. See below.

      The Books

      The Provisioner essential books from levels 20-79 can be found on the crafting trainer NPCs, found outside the various crafting instances in Qeynos and Freeport starting zones, and in or near the crafting areas for other cities. You do not have any Advanced books like the other crafts. One might say your food is just that good. However, you will find that completing the quest line for the Trades Coordinators will reward you with Provisioner Mastery volumes. These contain recipes for food and drink with illusion effects and fun missiles (not harmful) of the edible variety (must have for food fights).
      Other details on recipe books can be found in Recipe Book Basics and Recipe Books - A More In-Depth Look.

      Quick Notes


      1. Harvesting your own resources makes a lot of sense, especially in the lower tiers. It keeps your costs down, and gives you a chance at valuable rares that you can either use for yourself, or sell to help fund your crafting addiction.
      2. Your largest amounts of tradeskill experience comes from making one pristine combine for every recipe. We tend to refer to this as "discovery xp."
      3. Just because you have hit level 20, don't mentally block out the fact that you still have level 11-19 crafting recipes and tier 2 resources. These can be a good source of additional tradeskill experience, as well as some lower-cost skillup options, due to the lesser fuel costs for tier 1.
      4. If you are in a guild, you will also want to look into tradeskill work orders, available once you hit crafting level 20 as a way to earn coin and guildstatus while crafting. More details can be found here.
      5. Those who own the Fallen Dynasty expansion, can quest for a 36-slot harvestables bag and a provisioner charm item that will increase your artistry skill and decrease your failure rates. More information can be found here.
      6. There are quests in many places that reward a cooking recipes. Mooshga outside the West Freeport Gate has an interesting recipe for... well Mooshga Mush. Enchanted Lands holds the secret to the famous Hopple's Applepie and somewhere in the dark recesses of Neriak a solitary darkelf holds the knowledge of the Chocolate Chip Cookies of Seething Malice.



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      - Aggie

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      • #4
        I know I'm pre-coffee so my brain is working slow. But don't we get a new set of reaction arts at 70 or 71? I tried looking it up but so far my search shows nothing. And mousing over the reaction arts in my book of course doesn't say: - You got this at 71, dummy!

        quote from above:

        Reaction Arts

        Your Provisioner reaction arts are called artistry. You gain new reaction arts automatically when you ding 20, 30, 40, 51, 61. (The odd numbers in tiers 6 and 7 were due to the levels being added during expansions.)


        - Aggie

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        • #5
          Originally posted by WeeMadAggie View Post
          The Essential Provisioner

          The Provisioner class is one of three profession choices for Crafters when they speak with a crafting trainer for their level 20 crafting certification.
          Should this be Craftsmen?
          Rieka - 80 Provisioner
          Xyzria Rawrz - 89 Carpenter/90 Mystic
          Naomee - 80 Sage
          Rawrzz At'You - 80 Wizard

          Happy resident of the Nektulos Server.

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          • #6
            I don't remember when we get the new reaction arts - too many details dancing around in my skull for me to pull the correct information out.

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            • #7
              I'm pretty sure reaction arts haven't been given on those levels for quite some time... it's 1, 20, 40, 60, 80 now (all 6 upgrade every 20 levels, not alternating progress/duration every 10). I think this has been true since RoK launched.

              (Someone slap me if I'm wrong, all of my team were too high in level by then to see anything but the upgrade at 80, and you can't see your 'old' arts in your knowledge book anymore.)

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              • #8
                Uhm hmm well I guess this really only matters to those of us who crafted before the change went in. I could simply omit the whole deal and just mention something like 'your reaction arts improve automatically as you level up'. <- And just leave it at that?

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                • #9
                  I'd like to make an overview of the Provisioner Mastery volumes and I was wondering how I go about setting up a clickable in-game recipe box like you have for the other food recipes?

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                  • #10
                    Ugh. I really dropped the ball on this one. Sorry about that.

                    The clickable chart requires that all of the recipes for those items be in the database (for the more recent stuff, we've only been adding the carpenter recipes, if that, so we can have clickie links for the galleries), then I have to use some special SQL code to get them onto a page in a specific format.

                    We *may* have everything in the database that I need. It would be a matter of "oomph" more than anything else, to code it all up.

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